The Cranky Sheep
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I wanted to create a cowl that would take a beginner knitter from a solid foundation of knitting and a little bit of purling to the next step of adding in slip stitches and then finally adding a combination of slip and purl stitches, in three different versions of the same basic cowl shape.
- Version 1, we start by knitting flat to create a garter edge, then we join in the round and keep knitting to create a smooth stockinette fabric. Finally, while still working in the round, we alternate knit and purl rounds to end with a garter edge.
- Version 2 begins the same as Version 1, but we add in a second color of yarn and incorporate slip stitches to create a textured fabric with a bit more interest. With the addition of the second color yarn, especially if you choose a self-striping yarn, you’ll get a fun, but subtle color changing cowl.
- Version 3 builds on the 2 previous versions by adding purl stitches into the body of the cowl. This creates even more texture to the cowl and adds a bit more complexity to the pattern.
11” tall by 24” circumference
- Version 1: 100g DK weight yarn (sample shown uses Berroco Ultra Wool DK (240 yards used for sample))
- Version 2: 100g DK weight yarn and 50g DK weight striping yarn (sample shown uses Berroco Ultra Wool DK (225 yards used for sample) and Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 (86 yards used for sample))
- Version 3: 100g DK weight yarn and 50g DK weight striping yarn (sample shown uses Berroco Ultra Wool DK (225 yards used for sample) and Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 (86 yards used for sample))
- US 7 circular 16-24” or size to get gauge
- Darning Needle
- Stitch Marker
- 20 Sts & 32 Rounds over 4 inches in stockinette, blocked